Kika Shores lives to travel. She’s spent a year backpacking in dozens of exotic locales, a good portion of it with Lochlon, a sexy Irish guy she met along the way. But now she’s returned to reality and her boring job as an executive assistant, and doesn’t really take it seriously. After getting fired for trying to get someone else cover for her screw-up, she’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime as nanny for two girls in London.
Living in London has one other perk – she’s a lot closer to Lochlon, who’s returned home to Ireland to help care for his ailing father. But as Kika settles into her new home, befriending the Polish maid, dealing with bullies at the middle school, and trying to control her potty mouth around the girls, she also realizes she’s smitten with the hottie who lives next door. As they become friends, and move toward something more, Kika discovers he doesn’t like to travel.
In typical love triangle fashion, Kika has to figure out what she wants – does she really love Lochlon, or who she was when she was with him? Or is the boy next door really the one she wants? And is she willing to give up her travelling lifestyle to be with him?
Girls Who Travel is a fun, fast read with romance, enemies getting their comeuppance, and Kika showing growth as she realizes it’s time to grow up in many ways. I would have liked more of the travel that’s in the title, as I felt there was more telling than showing in that area. Kika’s backpacking trip is only mentioned in flashbacks, and the only other time she actually travels is with her charges and their family on a school holiday.